people may be shy in forums

By SIRwILLETT · 10 replies
Jun 15, 2006
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  1. im sure u noticed cause i noticed and i jast got started with the whole forum thing, less than 75% of the people that veiw a thread ever post a reply. granted most of it could be people just googleing sumthing and looked in a forum like alot of people do or it could mean alot of people are scared to type sumthing for fear of being mocked... i dont know i will let u decide
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,189   +470

    Sometimes people view the same thread several times as it develops so the total number of views is not equal to the same number of different people.
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I surely hope people do not feel like they will be mocked on TS. This is the friendliest Tech Forum I have seen, probably the reason why I have stayed around so long.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Lot`s of members tend to view posts, but obviously don`t reply, unless they have something valid to say.

    If you look at the number of unanswered threads, you`ll see that there aren`t that many, given the number of new threads started each day.

    Obviously, there are a few that don`t get answered, either because no one knows the answer, or the members that do know the answer aren`t logged on.

    I know I always look at todays posts, after I`ve finished with the security and the web forum and try to reply to as many as I can, if I have the time.

    It`s very rare to see anyone being mocked on Techspot. If I, or the other mods saw anything like that going on, you can bet we`d soon have something to say about it.

    I agree with AtK SpAdE. Techspot is a very laid back and friendly place and long may that continue.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    For me I think most of my issues have already been asked and answered on this site by the time I get to ask the question. So I dont reply to many. I have lurked allot though. I work in the RFID field with Warehouse Management Systems etc. And there are few questions in that area on this site! I must admit though this site has more knowledgable people on it than any other site I have ever been on.
  6. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    That, or very occasionally it's impossible to understand the question ;) (quite rarely though)
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    In the past year I have a pretty high percentage of the threads I've created (concerning a problem) that go unanswered. But I think thats because its an issue that most people here don't know the answer to, because usually I ask for help in the IRC channel first.
  8. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    I would agree that this is one of the friendlier forums. Also alot of the time, after a quetion has been answered no one feels the need to post on it but it still gets read.
  9. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    Reasons :
    1. When I don't need to reply, (Someone already told what I would suggest)
    2. When I don't have to reply, (Problem solved)
    3. When I don't want to reply,
    4. When I don't know what to reply,
    5. When I've got nothing to reply,
    6. When there's no point to reply.

    This forum is pretty friendly, but I also found other forums with much less users and I find them a lot more pleasant. (I can get answers to some problems I couldn't get any help with here. This place is so well known now that there are a lot of users that ± know something about computers here.)
  10. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    nicely said DragonMaster
    i can relate to many of those resions why i sometimes do not reply
  11. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster TS Rookie Posts: 327

    It happens to everyone, the most often is because it's already answered when you might have liked to... Too much people here!

    The one from Spike happens too :

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